Westland PV.7
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1933


Flight, June 1934
Westland P.V.7
Фотографии

Flight, June 1934

Westland P.V.7

  Designed for dive bombing, among other duties, this Westland General Purposes machine is a monoplane in which the pilot is seated in front of the wing to give him the best possible view. The design is unusual in that the wing-bracing struts are built up as aerofoil surfaces, and thus contribute a certain amount of lift, while split trailing edge flaps further increase the lift and also act as effective air brakes, so that the machine can be landed at a steep angle in a small area. The wing span is 60 ft. 3 in. and the engine a Bristol 555-h.p. "Pegasus" IIM.3.
Westland P.V.7 General Purpose machine (Bristol "Pegasus" engine).
The P.V.7 from which Penrose took to his parachute after the collapse of the port wing during a test flight.
IN THE LINE: The first machine is the Westland G.P. monoplane. Beyond may be recognised the Fairey G.P. and "Seal" and the Vickers "Vellox."